Freekick

Humour column at Yentha.com.

A Place named Thengappura: Season II Part 1

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How sweet the name is: Thengappura! My place! Ah, music in the ears, honey to my soul, manna to my sense of identity. Had I come across this list of names much earlier, I would have shared it with my poor neighbours, my friends – Unni chettan, Saiju, Baiju, Sajitha, Rajesh, Maya, Bobby, Raj Mohan and all, and they would also have got relief! Oh, how much they went through with Thengappura. Friends, Thengappurans and Countrymen. I have come again … Continue reading

Freekick: Pickled in a Bar

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A couple of hands shot up. Their faces were set, veins stiff, eyes burning with a brave glow. “Boys! Are you sure you want to take this challenge?” “Yes, sir.” They yelled –  with their chests thrust out, their muscles almost bursting to their seams – like those candidates gathered for military recruitment. The whole office building  shook. We had almost reached the end of the editorial meeting convened by Sabin Iqbal, editor of yentha.com when this idea sprang up … Continue reading

Detective Sherlock Remakant

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One morning Sukumaran was dismissed. Without any rhyme or reason. The ex-security guard was clueless when I met him at his home. “This is unfair, sir. I did my duty. All the principal wanted me to do was to stop the students who were suspended from the college at the gate and send them back. I obeyed him and see what I got in return! I ended up with both the students and the authorities hating me.” “Do you drink … Continue reading

Ladies with the Lamps

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“So, you say that the present Government is not moving even its tiny finger to fight inflation and price hike, eh?” I asked the women. “They do nothing.  Irresponsible guys,” I smiled as they fumed. Then they turned to me in one sweep. “What do YOU do in your life? You know the price of onion now?” “What!” I was caught unawares at the sudden and unexpected turn, midcourse.   “Tell me. Do you know the price of onion?” “Chechi, … Continue reading